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London poppy day

A man looks at remembrance crosses outside Westminster Abbey after the official opening of the Royal British Legion's Field of Remembrance on November 7, 2013 in London, England. Hundreds of small crosses bearing a poppy have been planted in the Field of Remembrance to pay tribute to British servicemen and women who have lost their lives in conflict. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

London poppy day

Yahoo News

The red poppy, a symbol of remembrance for the wartime dead, is being taken up by younger generations in Britain, a century on from its World War I origins. For at least two weeks a year in the build-up to November 11 - Armistice Day in 1918 - poppies are seen on television, jacket lapels, car bumpers and newspaper mastheads.